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This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.3343.03The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident by Eleanor Druse
1.3314.07Kit: An American Girl, 1934 by Valerie Tripp
1.3243.6The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary
1.3233.78Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2323.54Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2173.18Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck) by Dale E. Basye
1.2163.73Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2083.81Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2053.19Witch & Wizard by James Patterson
1.2043.29Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
1.1863.51Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.1793.2A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
1.1753.53Haunted by Heather Graham
1.1623.47The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1572.75Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1533.49Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.153.17Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1493.71Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker
1.1434.19The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
1.1423.15The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1393.08The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1333.97Meet Samantha: An American Girl by Susan S. Adler
1.1333.47Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1323.73The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.72Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1273.51Unhinged by Sarah Graves
1.1213.21Engaged to Die by Carolyn Hart
1.1213.11Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
1.1183.4A Chill in the Blood by P. N. Elrod
1.1142.98Bell, Book, And Scandal by Jill Churchill
1.1093.13The Last Siege by Jonathan Stroud
1.1063.58The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.1033.6Wicked by Gregory Maguire
1.0993.42The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0983.39Trick Or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier
1.0933.98The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
1.092.97The House Of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill
1.0863.3Our Lady of Pain by Marion Chesney
1.0823.67Without Due Process by J. A. Jance
1.0813.76A Stroke Of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.79A Kiss Of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0783.55Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0763.57Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin
1.0763.86Seaward by Susan Cooper
1.0743.4Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War by Mark Millar
1.0683.76Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens
1.0683.27The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson
1.0673.07A Midsummer Night's Scream by Jill Churchill
1.0673.91Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0663.48The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess
1.0663.24Are You in the House Alone? by Richard Peck
1.0653.34A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
1.0643.84Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.26Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.33Bubbles In Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
1.0613.68Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0613.59Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin
1.0583.78Seduced By Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0553.86A Lick Of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0533.75The Monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville
1.0513.24The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.053.13Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.053.27A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
1.0493.37Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
1.0493.55Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly
1.0493.25The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0473.13Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.0473.56The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown
1.0443.75Where There's A Witch by Madelyn Alt
1.0443.65You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0433.86I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat
1.0433.45The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
1.0373.48Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
1.0373.37Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0373.77Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels
1.0343.67The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
1.0253.41The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid
1.0233.85Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
1.0223.86Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron
1.023.8Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.024.02Dead in Dixie by Charlaine Harris
1.023.6The Toynbee Convector by Ray Bradbury
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.3Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0184.01Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
1.0173.79Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
1.0133.35The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0133.39Cycle Of The Werewolf by Stephen King
1.0123.54Click Here for Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0123.64Curses! Broiled Again!: The Hottest Urban Legends Going by Jan Harold Brunvand
1.0124.04Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
1.0113.44The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.013.51Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
1.013.55Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
1.013.93A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.0083.5The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg
1.0083.71Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
1.0073.62Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
1.0073.65My Teacher Flunked the Planet by Bruce Coville
1.0073.67Execution Dock by Anne Perry
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